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It’s easy to project our own experiences and understanding of the world onto other people, and sometimes it’s even easier to do that with scripture. The Bible is the eternal Word of God and able to speak into all times and places, and yet it was written in a specific context. To simply ignore the world out of which the Bible sprang is to risk missing a lot of what the Bible teaches us, and to perhaps think it is teaching us something it isn’t.

Join us for this online class on the “World of the New Testament” taught by Dr. Jim Davis, Bill Kettenring, and Tyler Kirkpatrick. We’ll delve into the people, events and perspectives that shaped the world Jesus was born into.


There are two ways to participate in this class:

1) The class will be taught live by Zoom call on Monday nights (4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25 and 6/1) at 7pm. Click the link below to join the live session!

2) A recording of the live class will be uploaded to YouTube and saved on this page.

Week 11 – How to Read Revelation | Rich Buckham


Week 10 – Introducing Revelation | Dr. Ian Paul and Dr. Jim Davis

For Week 10, we began with a video by Dr. Ian Paul, an expert in the book of Revelation as we lead into a study of the book as a whole. Watch that video first. Then, we did some Q & A and open discussion, which can be found below the Ian Paul video.

Week 9 – A Case Study of John 2 | Dr. Jim Davis




Week 8 – The Book of Signs in John’s Gospel | Dr. Jim Davis

Week 7 – Intertextuality in Matthew’s Gospel | Jim Davis


Week 6 – The Temple Destroyed and the Pharisee-Christian Struggle | Bill Kettenring

Week 5 – The People of the New Testament World | Tyler Kirkpatrick


Week 4 – The Literary World of the New Testament | Dr. Jim Davis

Week 3 – The Herodian Dynasty, Sanhedrin, and Jerusalem Power Struggle | Bill Kettenring

Week 2 – The Story in Between | Tyler Kirkpatrick

Week 1 – The Three Worlds of the Text | Dr. Jim Davis